Prof Zafar Iqbal out of danger: ADG health

Prof Muhammed Zafar Iqbal is out of danger, but the famed writer will still be taken to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka, Dr Ehteshamul Hoque Dulal, the additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services said citing an instruction from the prime minister.

Published : 3 March 2018, 01:32 PM
Updated : 3 March 2018, 08:46 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ordered the officials to bring Prof Iqbal to Dhaka by air-ambulance, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim has told on Saturday evening.

Karim and Dr Dulal spoke to after the university teacher suffered head injuries in a stabbing attack on him at an event at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Sylhet.

Dulal has been following the condition of Iqbal from Dhaka.

Iqbal was rushed to the Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for treatment.

Dr Dulal, also the secretary general of Bangladesh Medical Association, said he was in touch with the hospital authority in Sylhet.

“He was immediately taken to the OT [operating theatre] where doctors cleaned his wounds. There is no deep cut. I can confirm that he is out of danger.”

“I was told that they were stitching the injured area.”